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Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Humanity is ending its Goldlilocks geological era

In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean<p>It has been a Goldilocks geological era. The last 11,700 years have not been too hot, or too cold, too wet or too dry and …

Tilbury container death: murder investigation launched

Police launched a homicide investigation on Saturday after the death of one of 35 suspected illegal migrants who were found in a shipping container on board a cargo ferry at the port of Tilbury on the Thames estuary.<p>The stowaways, believed to be 28 adults and seven children, were discovered on …

Pro-Russian separatists shoot down Ukrainian fighter jet

Fighter jet shot down over Luhansk region, rebels say, as Russian aid convoy arrives at border checkpoint and foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France meet in Berlin to discuss crisis<p>Separatist rebels in the east have shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane, a Ukrainian military …

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